2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 07, 2022  
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DHYG 316 Pharmacology (3 credits)



Prerequisite Current enrollment in Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene program.

Course Description
The general pharmacology and therapeutic action of drugs used and encountered in dental and dental hygiene practice.

Student Outcomes
1. Describe drug laws and their impact on drug regulation.
2. Describe drug effects, types of pharmaceutical preparations, and routes of drug administration.
3. Describe prescription writing in relationship to accuracy, safety, generic substitution, and prevention of misuse.
4. Describe and differentiate pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
5. Describe and recognize common drug interactions in dentistry.
6. Describe and recognize the oral manifestations of drug reactions.
7. Describe the basic principles of drug abuse.
8. Describe and recognize the indications, contraindications, adverse reactions, drug interactions, and clinical considerations of common drugs used in dentistry.
9. Describe and recognize the indications, contraindications, adverse reactions, drug interactions, and clinical considerations of drugs commonly used by dental patients.
10.Accurately and consistently utilize appropriate drug information reference sources, evaluate patients’ medical health histories to determine medication use, drug adverse reactions, and alterations to dental or dental hygiene care.



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